The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, weak, and oppressed of all religions. We collaborate with parishes and Cath... Read more
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, weak, and oppressed of all religions. We collaborate with parishes and Catholic and non-Catholic partners to build a compassionate and just society. Through a network of administered, sponsored, and affiliated agencies, Catholic Charities delivers, coordinates and advocates for quality human servcies and programs touching almost every human need.
Catholic Charities is made of 90 direct service providing agencies and programs covering the ten counties of the Archdiocese of New York.
Friendly relaxed atmosphere, however very non-conforming to etiquette introductions.
More team camaraderie practices might prove helpful for a volunteer: (1) All volunteers should be introduced. I was not introduced to anyone. So I did not know who was who; There were 4 other volunteers. I was only told you can work with so-and-so. (2) All volunteer's should be orientated to the facility (ie bathrooms, water fountain, kitchen organization, work expectations, breaks, etc). Make a guest feel comfortable and minimize the tension one may feels in being in a new place; Allow a valued guest to feel like "mi casa eas tu casa". :-)
Despite the lacking etiquette, the people were authentically friendly. In the end, the supervising person did thank me for coming, and invited me to come again. I would volunteer again.